There are seven areas of learning in the Early Years Curriculum: Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
The children experience a balance of adult-led and child-led learning, This involves whole class , guided group work and independent tasks . There are regular cooking and music sessions. Children learn rhythm, rhyme and letter sounds through stories, songs and a range of early writing and mark-making opportunities are provided daily.
Reading books are sent home, including a wide selection of bilingual stories. Children who hear lots of stories tend to make fast progress when they start to read themselves. There is a regular Bengali and Somali story time that is led by parent volunteers, who read our story of the week to children in their home language.
Home School Partnership At this age, children are learning from all their play, so we are keen to celebrate achievements made at home as well as school. Throughout the year, we send home ‘wow’ cards so parents can record these achievements and add them to our display. This also helps us as we build a picture of their progress and plan the right learning for them.
Stay and Play There are themed ‘Stay and Play’ mornings, where parents are invited to join their children at a range of activities designed to help them learn through their play. Each Stay and Play has a key learning focus in order to give ideas about how to help at home.
Events Nursery performs a play for parents at the end of the Autumn Term.